Green Company: Would You Pay A Bit More For An Environmentally Responsible Provider?

Green company: Many of Waster’s customers have a real focus on waste and recycling and a desire to be a really green company.   This is an excellent mindset for any business – but sometimes we wonder do competitors cut corners regarding the environment and hence boost profits. It is sometimes our suspicion that less scrupulous companies make more money that the green company down the road.   In today’s…

Gold Coast Rubbish Removal: The Gold Medal For Recycling

Gold Coast Rubbish Removal: Mr Waster is looking forward to the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast next year – and his kids are certainly excited about it! Thinking of which events to see made me think about who are the champions of recycling and waste management in Australia and internationally.   The question is “who would you give a gold medal to for their environmental performance – or who…

Reduce Garbage: How Reducing Trash Can Really Help The Environment

In many recent blogs we have concentrated on a couple of issues in the Australian waste management industry – how to reduce garbage production, how to cut out plastics – and also the crisis in global recycling.   Sometimes small things such as single use plastics (think plastic drinking straws, single use plastic bags) can have very negative impacts on the environment.   I am a big believer that we…

National Resource Recovery: Aussies Fighting Oceans of Plastic

National Resource Recovery: the Easter holidays this year (2018) enjoyed some amazing weather and sunshine in Sydney.   Mr Waster took advantage of the warm weather to visit the beach with his family. When the sun shines – there is nowhere on earth better than the Australian coastline.   I also saw a very interesting TV show on Four Corners over the long weekend -looking at the growing issues of…

Green Waste Disposal: What Happened Before Landfills?

At Waster – we are always trying to boost recycling for our customers and have green waste disposal – or at least waste disposal as kind for the environment as possible.   In recent years – landfills have got a very bad press. They are seen as the worst possible outcome for waste disposal – of course not counting illegal dumping.   With the current crisis in the Australian (and…

Garbage Recycling: Can We Use Waste Plastic To Build Better Roads?

In recent blogs – we have covered the developing waste and recycling crisis in Australia as China is no longer prepared to process the garbage recycling that we send to them each year.   The clampdown by China on low quality recycling products – means that Australia (and many other countries) need to find a sustainable processing system and output for the garbage recycling collected.   About Waster:   Waster…

Bin Service: Why Some Councils May End Commingled Recycling!

If you have been listening to the radio or reading the newspaper in recent weeks – you may be aware about a crisis in the Australian bin service industry that is starting to cause disruptions all over the country.   Ipswich council in Brisbane metro announced last week – that they would be putting an end to the commingled or mixed recycling bin service for residents for the immediate future….

Rubbish Dump Sydney: How Long Does It Take Rubbish To Decompose?

Rubbish dump Sydney: we all know that dumping at landfill can be extremely expensive  – especially in Sydney metro area due to the landfill levy.   At Waster – we try to promote recycling to our customers for two principal reasons, in Sydney – recycling can be significantly cheaper than dumping in general waste and secondly – of course it helps the environment.   The issue of how and where…

Collect Rubbish: – Can You Say No To Single Use Plastics?

Have you ever come home from the shops after buying your groceries and ask did you just collect rubbish that needs to be disposed of or recycled.   When you buy a week’s food in a normal supermarket – the amount of plastic packaging, plastic bags etc that you take home can be huge.   Plastic bags are designed for single use – so you could easily build up a…

Waste Disposal Services: Could This Enzyme Be The Best Recycler Ever?

When you think of waste disposal services – we tend to think more of bins and trucks. But a small enzyme could transform the global approach to dealing with plastic pollution.   Plastic is (as you would be aware of from reading our blogs) becoming the biggest environmental problem on earth. The fact that it survives for 100s of years before decomposing – combined with its appeal to animal and…